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Subject: The White Queen on Starz
Date Posted: 6/19/2013 6:06 PM ET
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At least for the moment the first episode is up in four parts on Youtube. Part I, part II, part III and part IV.

Edit, the videos have been taken down. 



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Date Posted: 6/19/2013 8:12 PM ET
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Thanks, it was quite good!

Date Posted: 6/19/2013 8:26 PM ET
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What did you think of Cecily' s hat?

Date Posted: 6/19/2013 10:15 PM ET
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That was quite the headgear!!  I never pictured those as being fur trimmed and so heavy looking.

Date Posted: 6/19/2013 10:23 PM ET
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it appears the vids have been yanked. I did take a screen shot of the headgear, and the dress with the zipper.

Date Posted: 6/20/2013 9:48 AM ET
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Figures....I just cancelled Starz....sad

Date Posted: 6/20/2013 10:39 AM ET
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@ Carolyn. As I understand it, it is only showing in the UK. I heard that it comes to US audiences in August, but don't quote that as fact. 

Date Posted: 6/20/2013 12:04 PM ET
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Yes, I think I saw a comment that it comes to the US in August.  It was really pretty good and the actress who play Elizabeth Woodville is absolutely lovely.

Bruce -
Date Posted: 6/24/2013 12:43 AM ET
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Aug 10th is the air date I believe. I just cancelled HBO and Showtime after Games of Thrones and The Borgias ended the current season so I'll have to pick up Starz. I hope the series is kind to Richard.

Date Posted: 6/24/2013 10:53 AM ET
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This comment on the inaccuracies (pics included) is priceless. I hear episode two is up on Youtube, but I'm stuck at work and can't go there. Pouts.

Date Posted: 6/24/2013 1:38 PM ET
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BBC to me has always meant quality in production, if not in this case content.

Date Posted: 6/24/2013 2:36 PM ET
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Maybe like Ms. Gregory's writings?  (slap my face and call me naughty!)  wink The series is still great fun to watch; sort of a guilty pleasure like "The Tudors" was.

Date Posted: 7/14/2013 7:32 PM ET
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Just spotted this link posted over at HFO. Sounds like we Yanks are gonna get the sexed up version cheeky

Probably NSFW to go to the link, or if the kidlets are in the room. 

Date Posted: 7/14/2013 8:38 PM ET
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The series is still great fun to watch; sort of a guilty pleasure like "The Tudors"    This, I think has to be the attitude you need to have when watching these.  I am sure most of us would really hate it if they made Sunne in Splendour into a mini series and ruined it.  PG's work lends itself to Hollywood's appitite for fluffy semi-historical soft porn stuff. The Tudors and Downton Abbey has turned my daughters friends on to historical fiction, some really love the more intellectual stuff other don't.  One of my daughters friends borrowed a few of my EC books, I think she is hooked.  She just came over and got my copy of Sunne, because she read one of PG's books while on vacation and wanted more.  I told her if she wanted a better written and better researched novel about that time she had to read this.

Bruce -
Date Posted: 8/11/2013 6:09 PM ET
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I just saw the first episode and wasn't really impressed. I don't read Gregory but it's clear she has a different take on Elizabeth Woodville than Penman's "The Sunne in Splendor". I think Penman hit a good balance between showing a sympathetic side of Elizabeth while also focusing on her wreckless ambition. Gregory seems to have a decidely pro-Elizabeth take on the War of the Roses. The production quality of the series is definitely more TV movie than Hollywood film, not up to the standards of "Game of Thrones" on HBO. That aside, I was disappointed that Richard III made only a cameo and was a little surprised at the rough treatment given to Cicely Neville. Of course, this is just the first episode so I'll keep watching to see how things develop. Another surprise, and I'll be cryptic for those who haven't seen the show yet, was Edwards behavior in the scene of his first attempted sexual encounter with Elizabeth. She immediately turns around and marries him. *scratching head*

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Date Posted: 8/12/2013 9:57 AM ET
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I watched the first episode. It was okay and followed the Phillipa Gregory book. Phillipa Gregory is a very different type of authoer than SKP. Depends what you want. Cicely's headgear was somethign to look at.

 

Bruce -
Date Posted: 8/12/2013 1:19 PM ET
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Phillipa Gregory is a very different type of authoer than SKP.

Yes, SKP is an author of historical fiction and Gregory is an author of historical fiction.

Date Posted: 8/13/2013 8:55 PM ET
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Bruce sez:

<<I'll be cryptic for those who haven't seen the show yet, was Edwards behavior in the scene of his first attempted sexual encounter with Elizabeth>>

That's pretty much where I shut the TV off.  I'm a bit surprised that y'all seemed to like it so well.  Did I miss something vital?

Date Posted: 8/13/2013 8:57 PM ET
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It was silly, but I watched it all - don't know if I'll tune in for the next installment.

Date Posted: 8/14/2013 10:59 AM ET
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I've still only seen the first two epis when they were on YouTube. I don't have Starz and haven't figured out how much I'd have to pay Comcast for Xfinity on Demand. May just wait for the library to get them on DVD or something.

Have you all seen this article about the historical howlers? K.L. Clark (who wrote the hysterical Daisy and the Bear), has been poking a bit of fun at the series over at her blog, latest posting here.

 

Chorus: And so Buckingham rebelled and lost his pretty head.
The Princes in the Tower are most wretchedly dead.
Oh, except the little one who even now is lurkin
Somewhere on the Continent, waiting to be Perkin.

cheeky

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 8/28/2013 3:41 PM ET
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I recorded White Queen series. We watched episode 2 the other night. Really tough to get through although costuming was nice.  The book wasn't great but the TV miniseries is worse. I really dislike the Margaret of Anjou character.

Alice

Date Posted: 8/28/2013 6:14 PM ET
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Oh, no...so sorry to hear that; we are taping them too......oh well

Date Posted: 10/24/2013 4:46 PM ET
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I know the series was only one season, but did it end on a cliffhanger or anything, as the producers then said it was scheduled to only be 1 season? also, are there any plans to make shows out of the other books in the series? thanks all!

Date Posted: 10/24/2013 10:50 PM ET
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Evelyn, this series was ALL FOUR of the books, blended together.

I've seen the whole series now, on-demand, viewed at various times of my convenience.  It wasn't as good as Tudors and nowhere near the level of Rome or GOT.  But it did have some interesting "takes" and plausible explanations for some of the evidence that can cut more ways than one.  Some utter stupidity, too.  The witch angle became REALLY annoying.  Enough so that I'll NEVER read any of those books.  But I guess what kept me watching is that it allowed me to get PG's "take" on this whole period in 10 short eps, instead of reading four books.

 

Date Posted: 10/26/2013 7:43 AM ET
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hey sharla-thanks for the info! I would recommend that you try the white queen book, it's the first in the series, and honestly there really isn't too much of a witch angle there, none that i could find in the sequel the red queen, a lot in lady of the rivers, and in the white princess....it's hard to explain the main character has no magic, but her mom does but you don't really see anything about it.